Posts Categorized: Life

Jun 29 2017
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Start Your Own Business for Less Than Ten Dollars #ItWorks

Start Your Own Business for Less Than Ten Dollars #ItWorks

I have a confession to make: I did something I never do. I took a leap of faith and went all in on a new business venture. After hearing my best friend Nicole (AKA Blogger Nicole) rave about how much she loves her Greens from It Works, I finally decided to see what they were all about. For $9.99, I can’t lose! We both jumped feet first into this business, and I’m so excited! My boyfriend has also joined with us. I’d love for you to join all of us on this amazing journey. If you have ever wanted to try #ItWorks, now is the time!! Through June 30th, you can get the $99 starter kit …

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May 30 2017
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The Wizard of Oz Coloring Page + Word Search

The Wizard of Oz Coloring Page + Word Search

So, something you may not know about me: I love The Wizard of Oz. I love the books by L. Frank Baum, I love the movie, I love the memorabilia. I collect items featuring The Wizard of Oz. I have everything from an autographed “Munchkin” photo, to VHS tapes, watches, mugs, and more. I love watching the movie as often as I can. I can safely say that it is my favorite movie of all time. There’s just something magical about it. I have always loved it, even when I was young. I was so excited to visit Washington, D.C. (while pregnant with my younger daughter) and see an actual pair of ruby slippers in …

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May 12 2017
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When You’re Motherless on Mother’s Day

When You’re Motherless on Mother’s Day

This Sunday is a day I am anticipating with mixed emotions. I am incredibly sad and full of overwhelming grief. Not only is it Mother’s Day, it falls on May 14th. This is my first Mother’s Day without my mom. The 4-month anniversary of her death is May 14th. Talk about a double whammy, huh? It feels like both a split second and a lifetime since her passing. There are days when I wake up and I don’t remember that she is gone. As her daughter, I cannot understand how I live on in a world where she does not. As a mother, my heart breaks knowing that my children will one day deal with pain this great.

Our relationship …

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Jan 21 2017
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Goodbye, Mom

Goodbye, Mom

How do you even begin to say goodbye to your mother? It feels too soon; she was just 51. But then, no amount of time together would have been enough. It has been one week and I still feel like I can’t take a full breath. How is it possible that I am in a world where my mother is not? My heart is aching so deeply and the pain is indescribable. My mother’s memorial service is later today, and I’m not sure how I’ll get through it.

Goodbye, Mom. Rest easy.

In Loving Memory of Kim Marie Swiger

A poem from Henry Scott Holland:

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next …

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Jan 19 2017
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New Year, New Chances for Pregnancy #2017StorkOTCjourney

New Year, New Chances for Pregnancy #2017StorkOTCjourney

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

One of the most exciting things is seeing those two lines show up on a positive pregnancy test. Your whole world changes in an instant. It is scary and exhilarating. I have had the blessing of having that experience twice. I’d love to share my birth story with my younger daughter, Natalie.

In January of 2011, I realized my period was late. We were not trying to get pregnant and I was not expecting the pregnancy test to be positive. I took the test and I was completely in shock to see a positive result. With those …

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Nov 24 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving! from Brooke Blogs

Happy Thanksgiving! from Brooke Blogs

From my family to yours, I would like to wish all those who celebrate a very Happy Thanksgiving! Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? I always make pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. My kitchen smelled heavenly tonight! We also like to eat pumpkin pie (with Cool Whip) for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

What are your plans for the day? We are eating at home earlier in the day, and then visiting family for a little bit. I’m hoping to sneak in some reading time. I’m currently reading Murder, She Wrote: A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain. Murder, She Wrote is one of my favorite shows, and I’m really enjoying …

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Nov 16 2016
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All For You #BehindTheBlogger Hop

All For You #BehindTheBlogger Hop

All For You

It is funny how reading the words for a writing prompt instantly creates a connection to what you want to write about. When I first saw the prompt for this week’s Behind the Blogger hop, I immediately thought of my children. What do you think of when you hear the words “All For You”?

My daughters are my reason for every little thing I do. I get up each day and go to work because I want to provide for them. Maintaining my blog is a creative outlet, but it is also another way for me to make money or receive products or services that benefit them. I started my virtual assistant business because I want to …

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Oct 19 2016
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Fight for Your Right #BehindTheBlogger

Fight for Your Right #BehindTheBlogger

Fight for Your Right

Sorry for the glitch with my post earlier; somehow WordPress published my first draft and not my updated one. Oops! Anyhow, on to this week’s prompt: Fight for Your Right. In today’s world, it would seem like we shouldn’t have to fight much for our right to do anything, but that isn’t the case.

I found out I was pregnant for my first daughter when I was 18 and in my first quarter of college. Not long after that, I realized I would be doing it all on my own. I fought for my right take care of my daughter on my own. I fought against family and friends who felt I could not do it. Even …

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Oct 05 2016
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'Round Here #BehindTheBlogger

'Round Here #BehindTheBlogger

‘Round Here reminds me of the Florida Georgia Line song “Round Here”.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand…

‘Round Here

‘Round Here makes me think of where I live: small town USA for sure. I live in the same little town I grew up in. There are no stoplights. We are just a blip on a map. Sometimes, my town isn’t even listed on maps or on a GPS. We can’t order take-out for delivery, since no one delivers out here. Our town consists of a carryout store, a post office, a volunteer fire department, a legion, a bar, and a rod and gun club. They’re also building a dollar store, which is the first thing being built in our town …

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Sep 21 2016
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When You Love Someone #BehindTheBlogger

When You Love Someone #BehindTheBlogger

Love.

Who do you think of when you see this image? When you hear the word love? I immediately think of my boyfriend, Donny. We have been together for 7+ years. Most days, it doesn’t seem that long at all. I believe that sometimes, when you see a person, you just know. You can just tell that they are going to be more for you than other people. You know they are going to have an incredible impact on your life story. I felt that way with Donny right from the beginning.

The world seems like a better place when you love someone. Colors are brighter. You see beauty where you didn’t see it before. You have a feeling of hope. As …

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